Spring is quickly creeping up on us, so get ready because crop tops are coming in strong for this year's 2014 spring style. Crop tops will be making a statement! They’ve been seriously trending for two straight warm seasons now, and I very much doubt they’re going anywhere any time soon. Personally, I love this springy trend. When done right, the crop top is sexy, chic, and sophisticated all at the same time. But it’s also a tough one to pull off. If you're like most of us and don't have a runway model physique, this trend can still fit your body. Here are a few of my tips for wearing a crop top the right way…
Pairing a crop top with some high waisted pants is a great way to keep the exposed skin, but not fully expose your upper-midriff. Like so many other styles, wearing a crop top is all about proportion play. To strike a balance with your tinier top, wear a high-waisted skirt or high-rise trousers on the bottom. when creating a look with a top crop, make sure you always balance the look with the right bottoms. That way, you can keep this trend feeling ladylike. Definitely no low-cut jeans! Essentially, that means high-waisted pants or skirts are your crop top’s BFF.
Also, layering is a good way to only show what you're comfortable with. If your tummy feels too exposed with a bare midriff, try layering an open cardigan, jacket, or blazer over your top so that only a hint of skin is showing in the front. Not only will this make you feel a little more covered up, but it’s also a great way to keep this look weather appropriate during the cooler spring months.
Another key to pulling off the crop top is pairing it with a more conservative bottom. Since the pencil skirt is a sleek and sophisticated style, I love how it looks with a crop top. Think of it as ‘party on the top, business on the bottom.’
If you are curvy make sure to wear a crop top that will hit you at the end of your rib cage or right at your waist! Pair with a body conscious pencil skirt and you will achieve that hourglass figure!